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Full 2021-22 College Football Bowl Games Schedule: Dates, Kickoff Times


In addition to the highly anticipated 2021-22 College Football Playoff, 82 other teams will be appearing in bowl games this bowl season, for a whopping total of 44 bowl games on the schedule this bowl season.


If you are a college football fan, this should excite you. The action kicks off Friday, December 17 at noon eastern time and concludes with the 2022 national championship game on January 10.

Below is a list of every bowl game, complete with kickoff times and dates, as well as the teams participating in said bowl game.


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Full 2021 Bowl Schedule with kickoff times (Eastern Time) and College Football Playoff rankings

December 17 (Noon ET): Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas) — Middle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5)

December 17 (6 p.m.): Cure Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — Northern Illinois (9-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-2)

December 18 (11 a.m.): Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Florida) — Western Kentucky (8-5) vs. Appalachian State (10-3)

December 18 (2:15 p.m.): New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — UTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3)

December 18 (3:30 p.m.): Independence Bowl (Shreveport, Louisiana) — #13 BYU (10-2) vs. UAB (8-4)

December 18 (5:45 p.m.): Lending Tree Bowl (Mobile, Alabama) — Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5)

December 18 (7:30 p.m.): L.A. Bowl (Los Angeles, California) — Utah State (10-3) vs. Oregon State (7-5)

December 18 (9:15 p.m.): New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, Louisiana) — #23 Louisiana (12-1) vs. Marshall (7-5)

December 20 (2:30 p.m.): Myrtle Beach Bowl (Conway, South Carolina) — Tulsa (6-6) vs. Old Dominion (6-6)

December 21 (3:30 p.m.): Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) — Kent State (7-6) vs. Wyoming (6-6)

December 21 (7:30 p.m.): Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas) — UTSA (12-1) vs. #24 San Diego State (11-2)

December 22 (8 p.m.): Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas) — Army (8-3) vs. Missouri (6-6)

December 23 (3:30 p.m.): Frisco Classic Bowl (Frisco, Texas) — Miami (OH) (6-6) vs. North Texas (6-6)

December 23 (7:30 p.m.): Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Florida) — Florida (6-6) vs. UCF (8-4)

December 24 (8 p.m.): Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu, Hawai'i) — Memphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7)

December 25 (2:30 p.m.): Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama) — Ball State (6-6) vs. Georgia State (7-5)

December 27 (11 a.m.): Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit, Michigan) — Nevada (8-4) vs. Western Michigan (7-5)

December 27 (2:30 p.m.): Military Bowl (Annapolis, Maryland) — Eastern Carolina (7-5) vs. Boston College (6-6)

December 28 (Noon): Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Alabama) — #20 Houston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6)

December 28 (3:15 p.m.): First Responder Bowl (University Park, Texas) — Air Force (9-3) vs. Louisville (6-6)

December 28 (5 p.m.): Holiday Bowl (San Diego, California) — UCLA (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (9-3)

December 28 (6:45 p.m.): Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Phoenix, Arizona) — Minnesota (8-4) vs. West Virginia (6-6)

December 29 (11 a.m.): Fenway Bowl (Boston, Massachusetts) — SMU (8-4) vs. Virginia (6-6)

December 29 (2:15 p.m.): Pinstripe Bowl (New York, New York) — Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Maryland (6-6)

December 29 (5:45 p.m.): Cheez-It Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — #19 Clemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5)

December 29 (9:15 p.m.): Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas) — #16 Oklahoma (10-2) vs. #14 Oregon (10-3)

December 30 (11:30 a.m.): Duke's Mayo Bowl (Charlotte, North Carolina) — North Carolina (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)

December 30 (3 p.m.): Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tennessee) — Purdue (8-4) vs. Tennessee (7-5)

December 30 (10:30 p.m.): Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, Nevada) — Wisconsin (8-4) vs. Arizona State (8-4)

December 31 (11 a.m.): TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, Florida) — #17 Wake Forest (10-3) vs. #25 Texas A&M (8-4)

December 31 (4:30 p.m.): Arizona Bowl (Tucson, Arizona) — Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Boise State (7-5)

December 31 (12:30 p.m.): Tony the Tiger Bowl (El Paso, Texas) — Miami (FL) (7-5) vs. Washington State (7-5)

January 1 (Noon): Outback Bowl (Tampa, Florida) — #21 Arkansas (8-4) vs. Penn State (7-5)

January 1 (1 p.m.): Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — #15 Iowa (10-3) vs. #22 Kentucky (9-3)

January 4 (9 p.m.): Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas) — Kansas State (7-5) vs. LSU (6-6)


New Year's Six Bowls

December 30 (7 p.m.): Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Georgia) — #10 Michigan State (10-2) vs. #12 Pittsburgh (11-2)

January 1 (1 p.m.): Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Arizona) — #5 Notre Dame (11-1) vs. #9 Oklahoma State (11-2)

January 1 (5 p.m.): Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California) — #6 Ohio State (10-2) vs. #11 Utah (10-3)

January 1 (8:45 p.m.): Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, Louisiana) — #7 Baylor (11-2) vs. #8 Ole Miss (10-2)


College Football Playoff

December 31 (3:30 p.m.): Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas) — #1 Alabama (11-2) vs. #4 Cincinnati (13-0)

December 31 (7:30 p.m.): Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, Florida) — #2 Michigan (11-2) vs. #3 Georgia (11-2)

January 10 (8 p.m.): National Championship (Indianapolis, Indiana) — Semifinal winners


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